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16 Messages That Will Transform Your Life. (The Last 8)

Without further ado, the next eight: The Curse Motif of the Atonement, R.C. Sproul The Goodness of Sex and the Glory of God, Ben Patterson The Ironies of the Cross, D.A. Carson Can Man Live Without God, Ravi Zacharias The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and […]

Anathema (Letter 6)

(You can find the Introduction here.  Letter one here) I cannot fully express the degree of appreciation I am now feeling.  It is a rare honor for a student, even a student in residency, to be granted permission to read the Christian texts.  Thank you, Dr. Larson, for your letter of recommendation.  I am grateful […]

Anathema (Letter Five)

I can see your point and do certainly embrace it.  Yet I cannot help but think that the line that exists between unlawful belief and state sponsored “religion” could be refined, if ever so slightly, in a few specific instances. Allow a moment to illustrate. If we consider the liberalization of Christianity in the 20th […]

Anathema (Letter Four)

Prayer is a curious bug. I have been examining this phenomenon closely in patient 2H-A for days now, and while it is tempting to express confidence in my having come to a place where I understand this aspect of the delusion more greatly, I’m afraid to say that I am no better off now than […]

Anathema (Letter Three)

Journal Entry One June 14th I have decided to start journaling.  I must confess that the activity feels rather foreign, as I have never been one to scratch out my thoughts on paper, at least not such personal thoughts.  Chronicling facts or one’s ideas might be easy enough, I suppose, but there’s something about a […]

Anathema (Letter Two)

Here is the intro.  Letter One. ——— Letter Two I suppose there is a touch of audacity to our efforts.  Here we find ourselves, after millions of years of mind-shaping evolution, trying to alter nature.  Can we really expect to unravel the effects of such forces in just a few short months?  Indeed layer upon […]

GenRef Podcast: Pastor Dave Long

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. -Psalm 67:3-4- God is the greatest missionary.  Of that there can be no doubt.  His scope encompasses the globe.  His […]

Audio Picks!

A few audio picks to help warm your soul during the arctic doldrums of January: Lecture series on Paul and his letters, by Ted Donnelly. With scholarly insight and pastoral care, Ted Donnelly explores the letters of Paul, paying particular attention to the occasion of each epistle.  The letter is unpacked as a letter.  In […]